January 20, 2019
God is always present and active in our lives and in the world.
Our practices of prayer are like tuning into a frequency
that creates an awareness of God’s presence all around us.
Call to worship and prayer
Here in this place HWB 6 vv. 1, 3
Here I am to Worship
Scripture: Luke 11:1-4
Lord, listen to your children praying HWB 353
I am the Bread of life HWB 472, vv. 1-3
Children’s Sunday School begins
Offering and prayer
The Lord lift you up STJ 73
A supervised nursery for children 5 and under is across from the washrooms. Supervisors: Steve Carter, Tyler Gerber. A quieter unsupervised nursery is available in Room 113 (office hallway).
Leading Us In Worship:
Worship music – Worship Team
Worship leader – Steve Wagler
Children’s time – Rick Brenneman
Sermon – Pastor Sara Erb
Congregational prayer – Pastor Myrna Miller Dyck
10:30 a.m. – Children’s Sunday School (preschool to grade 7).
Coffee, tea & juice will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
Youth class: lower level room # 004.
Adult class: Meeting on the south side of the fellowship hall. Topic: Prayer Practices
Monday (church office closed)
5-8 p.m. – Blood Donor Clinic in the fellowship hall.
7:30 p.m. – Pastor Congregation Relations Committee meets.
12:30 p.m. – Free concert in the Chapel at Conrad Grebel. Tom Wiebe, cello and Chiharu Iinuma, piano.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – KidsLIFE for children grade 1-6. Games Night!
7:00 p.m. – Care Team meets.
7:30 p.m. – Baden Summer Bible Camp Committee meeting.
5:30 p.m. – Thank Goodness Its Friday. Dinner at 6 p.m. A great opportunity for families of young children to invite your neighbourhood friends to come. Confirm your participation to Darlene at the church office or Rick and Ardys Brenneman by Tuesday, January 22.
9:00 a.m. – Core Teams meet in the basement. Prepare to review and update Terms of Reference and Job Descriptions to match our Organizational Structure.
10:30 a.m. – Going Local launch event with Wellesley and Hawkesville Mennonite congregations. If you have neighbourhood walk-about observation notes, please give them to Ashley Drudge, Dan Vandermolen or Pastor Steve before Saturday.
9:30 a.m. – Preservice music
9:45 a.m. – Practicing Faith, worship series of spiritual habits. Hospitality: Reaching Outward, Drawing Inward. Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15
10:30 – Children’s Christian education
11:15 – Adult Christian education. Reflections on Refugee Sponsorship.
Noon – ʹGuess Who’s Coming to Dinnerʹ. Please sign up by the mailboxes to be a Host or a Guest for the noon meal.
Jan. 24 (Thurs.) 6:30 p.m. – Women’s group meeting in room 004. Read chapter 6 of “Four Gifts.” For more information call Joy Wagler.
Jan. 24 (Thurs.) 7:30 p.m. – Bible study. Meeting by the library. For more information talk to Wes Leis.
Jan. 30 (Wed.) 7:00 p.m. – Meeting at Don & Marilyn Steinmann’s. For more information call Marilyn Steinmann.
Jan. 30 (Wed.) 8:00 p.m. – Small group meets. For more information talk to Darryl Drudge (519.496.8800).
Worship and Adult Education Series: Practicing faith
Over the next weeks we will be journeying through a variety of spiritual practices which help to draw each of us into a living relationship with God. Each week you will be encouraged to explore a practice related to that theme on your own. Hopefully, you will find a practice which you can engage with during Lent.
Jan 13 Practicing Faith, an Introduction
Worship: Matthew 6:19-25,33, Pastor Steve
Adult Ed: Panel on living spiritually
Jan 20 Prayer: Tuning In
Worship: Luke 11:1-13, Pastor Sara, Communion
Adult Ed: Prayer Practices
Jan 27 Hospitality: Reaching Outward, Drawing Inward
Worship: Luke 14:7-14. Reflections on Hospitality
Adult Ed: Reflections on Refugee Sponsorship
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Feb 3 Gratitude: Giving Thanks
Worship: Luke 17:11-19, Pastor Steve
Adult Ed: Sherri Grosz from Abundance Canada
Feb 10 Scripture Study: Digging Deeply
Worship: John 5:39-40, Pastor Myrna
Adult Ed: Exploring Lectio Divina
Feb 17 Spiritual Companions: Walking Together
Worship: John 15:12-17, Pastor Steve
Adult Ed: Exploring our own Spiritual Shepherds
Feb 24 Fasting: Making Room
Worship: John 6:27-35, Pastor Sara
Adult Ed: Reflection and Prayer
Mar 3 Celebration: Enjoying Life
Annual General Meeting, Pastor Myrna
JR. YOUTH (Grade 5-7)
Jan. 30 (Wed.) 6-8 p.m. – Our first Jr. Youth event will be a games night at Ryan and Sara Roth’s, and skating if the weather is good. Bring games to play, skates, and dress for being outdoors.
MYF (High School)
Jan. 25 (Fri.) – Happy Studying!
Jan. 27 (Next Sun.) – Guess who’s coming to dinner all church event.
Feb. 1 (Fri.) 7 p.m. – Family Dinner at Pastor Myrna & Tim’s house.
Jan. 30 (Wed.) 2:00 p.m. – MennoHomes’ Annual General Meeting at 50 Kent Ave. Kitchener. www.mennohomes.com.
Jan. 31 (Thurs.) 7-8:15 p.m. – An evening of comedy and music at Avon Mennonite Church, 90 Greenwood Drive, Stratford. Freewill offering. https://www.saraweber.ca/
Feb. 8-10 – Women’s Retreat at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. A Wild Heart: living the paradox of love in our lives. For more information and to register visit www.slmc.ca/retreats or call 519.422.3200.
Feb. 9 (Sat.) 8:15 a.m. – Mennonite Women of Wilmot Cluster Winter Breakfast at Nith Valley Mennonite Church. Cost: $10 at the door. Sign-up sheet is by the mailboxes. See poster on bulletin board.
Feb. 9 (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. – Menno Singers concert, “Emancipation” at Trillium Lutheran, 22 Willow St., Waterloo. Tickets: $20/adult, $5/child/student and can be purchased at the door.
Upcoming Church Potlucks:
February 10: Soup, Sandwiches & Sweets. Make the winter days a bit better with a warm bowl of soup!
February 17: Family recipes. Celebrate Family Day by making food from recipes handed down from your parents and grandparents.
Potlucks sponsored by the Care Team. Please bring your own tableware and food to share.
Feb. 14 (Thurs.) 7-9 p.m. – Celebrating Love: In our relationships, families and friendships at The Jazz Room, Waterloo. Music, appetizers, and good company, as we celebrate the connections in our lives. Dinner and beverages also available for purchase. Hosted by Shalom Counselling Services. Tickets: $20. Call 519.886.9690 or www.shalomcounselling.org/love.
Feb. 18 (Mon.) 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Free Family Day Open House at Hidden Acres Mennonite Camp. Pretzel-making, roasting bannock around the fire, sledding, skating, games, puzzles, crafts, ping-pong and more! Choose a hot lunch for $3/person or bring a bagged lunch (peanut-free). RSVP to email@example.com or call 519.625.8602. See poster or www.hiddenacres.ca for more details.
Feb. 21 (Thurs.) 5:30 p.m. – Conrad Grebel University College invites Grade 10 students to attend the University of Waterloo Grade 10 Family Night. Have a free pizza supper, meet current students, and learn about Grebel! Visit UWaterloo to learn about how to prepare for university. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 14 with the number of people attending and any dietary restrictions. grebel.ca/events
Feb. 23 (Sat.) – Aldaview Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m. at the Wilmot Recreation Complex. Proceeds to go towards a new accessible vehicle.
1. Mark your calendars—Steinmann Church Family Camping at Hidden Acres will be August 9-11.
2. Join Dr. Irma Fast Dueck at Conrad Grebel University College for the 2019 Bechtel lectures as she addresses the topic of “Take me to the Waters: Baptism, Commitment, and the Church.” She will deliver a lecture on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. titled “Like a Fish in Water: Reclaiming Baptism in an Anabaptist Church,” and will facilitate a youth panel discussion on Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. on the topic of “Taking the Plunge: Young Adults and the Church.” Learn more at grebel.ca/bechtel
3. Looking for a summer job? Check out Hidden Acres. For more information or to apply, go to www.hiddenacres.ca or contact Chris Pot at 519.625.8602 or email@example.com.
4. Grebel Gallery Exhibit: Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring. Artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values and building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews. See poster on bulletin board for more details.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
• Nyle Iutzi who had hip replacement surgery on Wednesday.
• “Young people who have grown up in Ukraine’s government-run institutions are unprepared for independent adult life,” says Mary Raber, Mennonite Church Witness worker. Pray for church-based halfway houses that teach necessary life skills to survive and thrive.